“Basketball Players are So Huge”: Dancing with the Stars Beauty Peta Murgatroyd Confesses Huge Difficulty with Lamar Odom

Published 01/22/2023, 12:50 PM EST
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Former NBA star Lamar Odom was a huge part of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ back-to-back title wins in 2009 and 2010. He was a good two-way player at the time and almost averaged a double-double during his time with the Lakers. Odom spent most of his career in Los Angeles. In his 14 seasons in the league, he played in LA for 12 seasons. During his time in the city, Odom made a lot of friends in Hollywood.

Over the years, he has made appearances on many reality TV shows as well, including Dancing With the Stars. Odom went through a life-threatening incident in 2015 and fortunately recovered. After a few years, he came back to reality TV in 2019 as a contestant on the dance show.

Peta Murgatroyd on dancing with Lamar Odom

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Lamar Odom was partnered with the ravishing Peta Murgatroyd in Dancing With the Stars. Murgatroyd has partnered with many celebrities over 13 seasons in the show. She recently talked about her experiences with some of her dance partners during a recent interview with Maxim. While talking about Odom, she said his height was a bit of a difficulty when dancing.

Murgatroyd recounted, “Basketball players are so huge. I’ve danced with six-foot-ten, I’ve danced with Lamar Odom. It’s really difficult.” Even though she is not very short, she certainly looked short next to the 6’10” former NBA power forward. And understandably it was not easy. She also talked about some of her other sports star partners during the interview.

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The two-time NBA champion and Murgatroyd partnered in season 28 of Dancing With the Stars. After impressing everyone in the first round, the duo was eliminated in the second round and finished 10th, much to the disappointment of many NBA fans.

Peta Murgatroyd’s time in the show

Peta Murgatroyd has been a regular in Dancing With the Stars ever since 2012, after spending one year as a member of the dance troupe in the season prior. Interestingly, she was also paired with a Los Angeles Laker in her first-ever season.

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It was Metta Sandiford-Artest, formerly known as Metta World Peace or Ron Artest. But the pair finished 13th. However, Murgatroyd came back strong the next season with Super Bowl champion Donald Driver and won the title for the first time. In her 13 seasons in the show, she has won the title twice.

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Bagavathi Eswaran

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Bagavathi Eswaran is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He has been playing the game of basketball for more than 20 years now and has also been following the NBA for more than 10 years. After not being able to go pro, this former college player decided to join the IT industry.

Edited By: Satagni Sikder

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